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Hi all,

 For many years I've had a hobby wood shop where I spend a lot of time in the non fishing season. Last few years my medical issues have limited my time woodworking but I still manage to get a few things done. I've been working on an armoire to complete a set of bedroom furniture for me and the Mrs., and I finally got it done. The bottom part with two drawers I finished last winter and the top half just a couple of days ago.

 Major shoutout and big thanks to good friend and fellow member haggard  for helping me get it out of my shop and shifted into place.

             Here's a few pics

 IMG-1882.jpgIMG-1886.jpgIMG-1892.jpgThanks for looking

               Jim

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Nice

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Pretty sharp looking you should be proud. What's the chain looking thing going into the wall?

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Beautiful craftsmanship. You should be proud of yourself.

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Excellent work. Really looks good.

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What @jbmaine didn't convey in his post (he's a humble guy), and what the photos can't show is the insane amount of precision and attention to detail that went into this project which began just last fall. We'd meet up in his workshop every few weeks to tinker and inevitably end up talking fishing, so I saw the project as it evolved. Let's just say his background involves designing and machining things of ridiculously high tolerances, so whatever happens in the wood workshop is overkill, in a great way. There are functional details hidden within the woodwork that nobody will ever see or fully appreciate, but the resulting quality, they will. This is a quality, hand built piece of the highest order. As Jim says the devil is in the details :devil1:. And he did this all for his wonderful "The Mrs." I wish you could see this piece in person. Hats off to you Jim.

 

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Beautiful

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:love-093:

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15 hours ago, deaknh03 said:

Pretty sharp looking you should be proud. What's the chain looking thing going into the wall?

The chain is fastened to the top of the armoire, runs along the ceiling to a pulley on the opposite wall, where it takes a turn, runs outside the house and is connected to the stern of Jim's Lund. The boat acts as a counterweight and the whole thing is balanced so when the armoire needs to be moved, it takes almost no force. The only downside is forgetting to disconnect it before going fishing. It's worse than leaving the drain plug out.

 

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23 minutes ago, haggard said:

The chain is fastened to the of the armoire, runs along the ceiling to a pulley on the opposite wall, where it takes a turn, runs outside the house and is connected to the stern of Jim's Lund. The boat acts as a counterweight and the whole thing is balanced so when the armoire needs to be moved, it takes almost no force. The only downside is forgetting to disconnect it before going fishing. It's worse than leaving the drain plug out.

 

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you told on me😁

Actually it's a cord that goes from a ceiling fan to an outlet. I like Haggard's idea though.

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52 minutes ago, haggard said:

The chain is fastened to the of the armoire, runs along the ceiling to a pulley on the opposite wall, where it takes a turn, runs outside the house and is connected to the stern of Jim's Lund. The boat acts as a counterweight and the whole thing is balanced so when the armoire needs to be moved, it takes almost no force. The only downside is forgetting to disconnect it before going fishing. It's worse than leaving the drain plug out.

 

:laughing7:

 

hes gonna need farmers insurance

26 minutes ago, jbmaine said:

you told on me😁

Actually it's a cord that goes from a ceiling fan to an outlet. I like Haggard's idea though.

thru the wall? rut roh

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44 minutes ago, deaknh03 said:

thru the wall? rut roh

Not thru the wall. Up the wall and hanging from the ceiling on hooks.

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2 hours ago, jbmaine said:

Not thru the wall. Up the wall and hanging from the ceiling on hooks.

i see it on my computer now, was on the phone before and i couldn't squint enough.

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Wow looks great. 

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